Summer heat and dog appetite?
I have 2 dogs and both, as normal dogs are, have no appetite when it’s warm and humid.
It’s summer in the Philippines, and their usual 9am meal is a time that is now TOO HOT for them to have an appetite.
They eat normally for their PM meal, 6pm, since the air is cooler.
However, my GSD gets ribby thin when she skips meals consistently. She’d drop 3 kilos in a month if she skips continuously. Let alone her upcoming season which will further zap her appetite. While my Golden Retriever gets these runny stools with a bit of blood, which we got vet-checked as an irritation to his stomach lining due to it being empty during the morning. That means they HAVE to eat in the morning.
As much as I’m a fan of the 20 minute rule wherein you take away uneaten food after 20 minutes, I can’t afford to not let them eat during the summer months. The rest of the year the 20 min rule is VERY effective. Summer is another story.
I try feeding them 8am, sometimes earlier since the air can be hot at this time. They don’t like eating early so that didn’t work.
Any ideas? For now I still let them eat 9am and sort of just keep at it. They normally eat 1.5 cups am and 1.5 cups pm. Now we do 1 cup am and 2 cup pm so total is the same. The morning meal is soo difficult.
I recommend you plan on feeding in summer at 6-7am when it’s cooler.
It appears you feed kibble, so make breakfast more desireable. Add a small amount of shredded cheese and stir it in so the dog eats kibble to get the cheese.
-OR drizzle some bacon fat on it and stir it in.
-OR mix in some plain yogurt.
-OR mix in some cottage cheese curds.
Adding something tasty will make a big difference in it’s appeal to the dogs.
Another thing you should do is google “Satin Ball recipe”. It’s used to put weight on dogs who are underweight.
OR… You can make macaroni and cheese and blend some of that in with the kibble.
If you’re still having problems, email me and I can tell you how to make homemade dogfood. I feed my dogs homemade dog food for breakfast and kibble for supper.. They all LOVE breakfast -!-
feeding my dog real food?
i want to feed my dog real food, but not RAW food. i don’t mind cooking for him. i currently feed my dog orijen, but heard that even expensive kibbles are not that great for dogs.
i don’t know what my dog needs to eat for a balanced diet and am a bit nervous to make the shift because i’m worried i’ll feed him the wrong things.
a major worry is that i won’t feed him enough of a balanced diet. how would it be if i fed him one meal kibbles and the other real food?
Yes you need to do a lot of research before you start feeding homemade. Just a piece of chicken does not have even close to the right nutrients and minerals. Since you want to do home cooked you are going to need to add bone meal as a calcium source. Organs should also be part of the diet. There are different methods of feeding. I add a mineral mix that I blend myself following a recipe designed for dogs by a vet and a nutritionist. I also add a small amount of high fiber low carb veggies as a fiber source. I also add omega fatty acids, probiotics, and digestive enzymes. Its more work than feeding from a bag of food and more expensive. But it definitely is healthier. What I spend on food I’m saving by avoiding the vet. My dog was having horrible skin problems and digestion issues. I tried so many foods, they all made her sick, even the expensive ones. I even tried going back to dry for 3 days and her skin broke out again horribly and took weeks to heal. I will never feed dog food again. Right now I am doing home cooked. I’ve fed raw in the past and I think its great and much better than cooked. It just wasn’t working for my dog since she she has really floppy lips and they kept getting infected. Home cooked is not as good as raw but its still a hundred times better then dog food. So just do your research. I would recommend choosing whatever method you prefer and get a recipe book written by someone who knows what they are doing. Here is the recipe book I follow. It teaches you how to do a raw diet or home cooked versions as well.
my dog doesn’t like his homemade dog treat!?
i made a hoemade dog treat but suddenly he doesn’t eat it..
i tried putting the ing.(not baked) on his nose to smell the food or known the food but it still didn’t work
pls. help me to find a technique so my dog will eat the cookie..
and that’s it!
WELL, I DON’T KNOW IF YOU HAD HAVE ANY VETERINARIAN DIETARY TRAINING OR DEGREE, IF YOU HAD… WELL YOU MIGHT HAVE A BETTER ANSWER THAN THE ONE I COULD GIVE TO YOU AND IF YOU DON’T, I WOULD RECOMMEND YOU TO STICK TO THE ONES ON THE MARKET, AND IF YOUR DOG STILL WON’T EAT IT, THEN A VISIT TO THE VET WON’T HURT TO FIND IF SUFFER FROM ANY ALLERGIES TO THE INGREDIENTS IN YOUR RECIPE OR THE BRANDS RECIPE,
GOOD LUCK TO YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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